alcohol-dependent


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addicted to alcohol

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As discussed in the previous section, alcohol-dependent individuals in early recovery show increased stress and alcohol cue-induced craving responses.
As a general guide, if a score is 13 or more, it is likely that the person is alcohol-dependent.
Studies in alcohol-dependent patients have shown that high levels of craving after detoxification treatment are associated with lower production and availability of dopamine (5), and that dopamine release following amphetamine administration is significantly reduced in detoxified alcoholics (6).
2003, 2008), including a multisite study, have demonstrated the efficacy of topiramate in very-heavy-drinking alcohol-dependent patients who were not required to be abstinent prior to starting treatment.
Scientists in the US investigated the genetics of 237 college student siblings who had one alcohol-dependent parent but were not alcoholics themselves.
However, some 60% of alcohol-dependent patients have shown a significant improvement over a 12 month period after contact with a professional.
They recommend clinical interventions, targeting alcohol-dependent smokers, and policies that boost smoke-free homes and increase knowledge of harmful effects of smoking.
A study by the company found that 44% of Welsh parents tested were alcohol-dependent, the highest reading in the UK and well above the 35% average.
2-5) Biological and psychosocial differences between alcohol-dependent women and men now are understood to influence etiology, epidemiology, psychiatric and medical comorbidity, course of illness, and treatment outcomes.
Those real-life responses are the cravings sparked by virtual environments that are designed to be tempting to alcohol-dependent patients.
However, a new study suggests that youngsters who have their first taste of alcohol before the age of 15 are at much more risk of becoming alcohol-dependent in later life than those who start drinking at 18 or older.
An extended-release version of the anti-addiction medicine naltrexone reduces drinking in alcohol-dependent patients within two days of being injected, according to a new study.
Alcohol-dependent persons with cirrhosis of the liver who were treated with baclofen, a [gamma]-aminobutyric acid-B receptor agonist, were more than six times as likely to cease their alcohol use as were patients who took a placebo, according to a study.
Previous articles in this series addressed the topics of facilitating the process of change through medication use; examining recent research on the approved medications for alcohol dependence; overcoming biases against greater use of medications in treating alcohol dependence; integrating medication into nonprescribing clinicians' treatment planning; and improving prescriber and nonprescriber collaboration to benefit the alcohol-dependent patient.
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